Ketamine (GenRx) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ketamine. On this page you will find out more about Ketamine (GenRx), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: ketamine
Information for medicine and pack size:
Ketamine (GenRx) 200 mg/2 mL injection solution, 5 x 2 mL ampoules
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What this medicine is for
Ketamine is recommended:,1. As the sole anaesthetic agent for diagnostic and surgical procedures that do not require skeletal muscle relaxation. Ketamine is best suited for short procedures and it can be used with additional doses, for longer procedures;,2. For the induction of anaesthesia prior to the administration of other general anaesthetic agents;,3. To supplement low-potency agents, such as nitrous oxide.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear colourless to slightly yellow solution.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
5's: Controlled Drug
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||36 Months|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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